Before Submission

PEGEGOG accepts online submissions through www.pegegog.net. This site will guide authors stepwise through the submission process. All communication during submission process is done via e-mails and web site. We recommend you to check your junk mail during this process in case these e-mails are regarded as spam by your account. Submissions done using other means will not be accepted for publication. To contact us, use editor@pegegog.net

Authors should take care to refer to and abide by the author guidelines. Papers that do not address the requirements outlined in the author guidelines will be returned without review.

 

How Can You Write Your Manuscript?

Template

PEGEGOG publishes articles in Turkish and English. Authors are requested to prepare their submission following the steps in the journal’s web site and submit the files prepared using the template. Information about authors, institutions, or organizations should not be included in the submission manuscript. Submissions should be done in a single file for both Turkish and English versions. Manuscripts from authors of other nations will be evaluated on the English version during the review process and the Turkish version will be required after acceptance.   

Word Limit

Manuscripts should be no more than 10,000 words in length, excluding references and any appendices. All text (both Turkish and English version) should be no more than 22,000 words.

Title

The title is the main advertisement for your article. A great title entices the audience to read on; a poorly titled article may never reach its target readers. Your article’s title should reflect its content clearly, enabling readers to decide whether it’s relevant for them. Make the title catchy and keep it specific. Leave out phrases such as ‘a study of’, ‘investigations into’, ‘observations on’; and avoid using abbreviations and jargon.

Authors

Only authors who’ve made an intellectual contribution to the research should be credited; those who’ll take responsibility for the data and conclusions, and who’ve approved the final manuscript. The order of credited names can vary between disciplines; the corresponding author may not always be the first author. This part should not be included in the manuscript file before acceptance.

Abstract

The abstract is your chance to describe your research in 250 words – so use it wisely. Together, the title and abstract should be able to fully represent your article, including for use by indexing services. Many authors write the abstract last, so it reflects the content accurately. The abstract should summarize the problem or objective of your research, and its method, results, and conclusions. Usually an abstract doesn’t include references, figures or tables. It should mention each significant section of the article, with enough detail for readers to decide whether or not to read the whole paper. While it’s great to make the abstract interesting, above all it should be accurate. Don’t promise more than your article delivers.

Keywords

Most journals request a list of keywords; important words that, along with those in the title, capture the research effectively. Keywords are used by abstracting and indexing services; choosing the right ones can increase the chances of your article being found by other researchers. three to five key words should be added.

Introduction

Make the introduction brief. It should provide context and background, but not be a history lesson. It should state the problem being investigated, its contextual background, and the reasons for conducting the research. State the questions you’re answering and explain any findings of others that you’re challenging or furthering. Briefly and logically lead the reader to your hypotheses, research questions, and experimental design or method.

Method

This section should be detailed enough that readers can replicate your research, and assess whether the methods justify the conclusions. It’s advisable to use the past tense – it’s about what you did – and avoid using the first person, although this will vary from journal to journal. Ultimately, you should explain how you studied the problem, identify the procedures you followed, and structure this information as logically as possible. If your methods are new, you’ll need to explain them in detail. If they’ve been published before, cite the original work, including your amendments if you’ve made modifications. Identify the equipment and the materials you used, specifying their source. State the frequency of observations and what types of data were recorded. Give precise measurements, stating their strengths and weaknesses when necessary. Name any statistical tests, so your quantitative results can be judged. If your research involved human participants, animals, stem cells or other biohazard materials, you’ll need to include certain information in the ethics statement, such as committee approvals and permission to publish. You should also explain your criteria for selecting participants.

Results

This section should present your findings objectively, explaining them largely in text. It’s where you show how your results contribute to the body of scientific knowledge, so be clear and logical. And it’s important not to interpret your results – that comes in the Discussion & Conclusions section. You can base the sequence of this text on the tables, figures and graphs that best present your findings. Emphasize any significant findings clearly. Tables and figures must be numbered separately; figures should have a brief but complete description – a legend – that reveals how the data was produced.

Discussion & Conclusions

This is where you describe the meaning of your results, especially in the context of what was already known about the subject. You can present general and specific conclusions, but take care not to summarize your article – that’s what the abstract is for. You should link this section back to the introduction, referring to your questions or hypotheses, and cover how the results relate to your expectations and cited sources. Do the results support or contradict existing theories? Are there any limitations? You can also suggest further experiments, uses and extensions. Above all, the discussion should explain how your research has moved the body of scientific knowledge forward. Your conclusions must be supportable and not extend beyond your results, so avoid undue speculation and bold judgments about impact. This is also a good place to suggest practical applications for your results, and to outline what the next steps in your research will be.

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements should be added after acceptance and placed right before References. This title should not be included in the submission version before acceptance. Keep acknowledgements brief, naming those who helped with your research; contributors, or suppliers who provided free materials. You should also disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that could be seen to influence your results or interpretations.

References

Referencing format for both Turkish and English versions of the manuscript should be APA 6th edition. Detailed information is shown in referencing template. References New research builds on previously published work, which should always be acknowledged. Any information that isn’t ‘common knowledge’, or generated by your experiments, must be recognized with a citation; and quoted text should be within quotation marks, and include a reference. The format of citations and references varies, so you should refer to the Guide for Authors for the journal you’re submitting to.

You must read and acknowledge that you've completed the requirements below before proceeding.

☐   I read "Author Guidelines".

☐   The manuscript has not been published before or is not under evaluation for publishing (include abstract in proceedings or abstract book of conference).

☐   If necessary, I have ethic document.

☐   If the manuscript is accepted, I will sign copyright form.

☐   An abstract should be between 150 and 250 words. Statistical procedures and references should not be included in the abstract if not essential. I obeyed the limit.

☐   If the manuscript is accepted, I will approve proofreading service process.

☐   My manuscript version was written using “Manuscript submission Template” in the website.

☐   The authors take full responsibility for issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches. Therefore, manuscripts including other work or third-party copyright material must contain permission or sufficient acknowledgement. I approve the responsibility.

☐   The authors hold the full responsibility for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. If necessary, I had permission.

☐   Publication duration varies between 3 and 12 months. I accepted this duration.

☐   Submissions to Pegem Eğitim ve Öğretim Dergisi must include all authors' names in the correct order. No author names can be added after submission. If an exclusion of an author's name or a change in the order of authors is requested, a written and signed (by all of the authors) request form must be sent. I am sure of the author(s)’s name and order.